DJD Tarn Speculation

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  1. Star Saber

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    Hey Guys

    Seeing the preview, it kind of seems like there's literally more than meets the eye when it comes to Tarn. Many have guessed that he might be hiding his true identity.

    So here's my theory.

    He's Squawkbox! One of Soundwaves tapes, and a combiner. A lot of things make sense. His G1 profile says he's a passionate musician, and loves playing with sound, specifically finding ways to manipulate them to his advantage. One of his components, Squawktalk's traits is that he talks constantly. Also, get this, his toy weapon, resembles a double fusion cannon as well, and since he's one of Soundwave's minions, that explains his unending loyalty to Megatron. What I can't explain his how his new alt mode resembles tank, while his previous ones were of an ape and a bird.

    Edit: apparently another problem is that he has appeared previously in the IDWverse but does't show the merciless traits he does now, and was shown captured by Skywatch at some point. Ah well, could be wrong, but a lot of things fit.

    I could be wrong though and he could be a totally new character :p  but I thought I'd throw this in, since Roberts has shown he likes to use obscure characters. What do you guys think?
     
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    I applaud your investigative skills.

    ...and that would be hilarious. Given that back in Spotlight: Sixshot, when Sixshot asked him to locate the Terrorcons, Squawkbox was ready to spring a leak at the sight of the phase-sixer. Little guy would've come a loooooooooong way.
     
  3. Star Saber

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    I just edited my post after checking around when you made yours :lol 

    Would kind of explain his dislike of Phase-Sixers though :)  Maybe brainwashing the personality as part of the new identity.
     
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    I dunno if I'd call it dislike. I figure it was just idle observation on Tarn's part. After all, every Phase Six class Decepticon we know of has gone off the reservation in some capacity. I guess (aside of it being handled by two different writers) Sixshot got off easy because his rebellion lasted all of five minutes. :D 
     
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    Hm true, might have read too much into that. It probably helped Sixshot though that he went back to Megs on his own. Overlord and Black Shadow didn't.
     
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    I would like if Tarn was an original character, not just some random toy we haven't seen before who will no doubt be fifty times less interesting if and when he takes the mask off should he be.
     
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    If tarn is roller it could make a good winter soldier type story
     
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    I have no idea but part of me hopes it's Soundblaster.
     
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    It's obviously Scrounge.
     
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    I think I figured out who Tarn is. (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

    Was looking at the preview for MTMTE #11.

    What do we know about the unnamed Senator?

    - Changes color frequently
    - Prone to emotional outbursts unfitting of a Senator
    - Voted numerous times for "spark-splicing"
    - Constantly meets and modifies 'bots he believes are befitting of the Matrix

    What do we know about Tarn?

    - Addicted to changing shape
    - Speaks softly and eloquently
    - Enjoys classical music

    I believe that Tarn is the Senator from Shadow Play. And I believe the easter egg that James Roberts is giving us is how the Senator likes to change his color, to the point that in the MTMTE 11 preview even has Orion Pax call him out on it. Tarn is addicted to changing shape. Addictions can grow, and having an addiction to changing how you look would only then obviously cause you to change your shape/alt-mode.

    That, and if you look at the Senator's head (the basic design, the pointed crest at the top, the large circles on the side) and then look at Tarn's head (same crest that makes up the Decepticon insignia, same giant circles) ...

    I think that's it.

    I dunno! What do you think?
     
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    It's either him or Roller.
     
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    NEW THEORY! He's Crosscut! The guy in Ironfist's magic mirror! We know that there was a Crosscut in the DJD, he has the ears and the cheek vents! It all fits!
     
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    I thought Tarn was Roller based on looks and height but the Senator isn't ruled out either.

    Plus LOL @ bots having an "X-mansion" for mutant Cybertronians.
     
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    I think that Tarn is actually a Fembot.
     
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    Am I the only one who wants Tarn to be Tarn? but I would like to see what he was like pre-war and I definitely wouldn't object if his personality and appearance was drastically different

    As for roller being tarn I'm not so sure as call me stupid (plenty have) but wasn't he last seen owning blitzwing and taking a pot shot at megatron in escalation, he seemed more of optimus's drone in escelation rather that the sentient character we are getting in more than meets the eye so that could mean two different rollers or it could be another job for that fancy plot whole fixing time travel ship thingy.
     
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    Maybe the Senator spark-splices his own spark with Roller, thus removing Roller's sentience (making him nothing more than a drone) and thus Tarn becomes this skillfully worded battle bot who ends up going off the deep end because of the spark splicing?

    Don't forget ... no one hates Megatron at this point in the story, in fact, Orion Pax respected Megatron quite a bit if I remember correctly.
     

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